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I had a delightful afternoon visiting Noel Kingsbury and Jo Eliot’s garden in deepest darkest Herefordshire within spitting distance of the Welsh borders.  I nearly didn’t go as I wanted to get on with the front garden but having planted up half the space in the morning and with unexpected blue skies at lunchtime I set off for what is always an enjoyable drive west. Noel’s garden is not what many would… Read More

I was quietly excited to receive On the Wild Side by Keith Wiley to review.  Whilst the book was originally published in 2004, Keith came to the UK’s gardening public’s attention when his new garden, Wild Side, was featured on the programme LandscapeMan.  You only have to mention the chap who landscaped his garden with a digger truck and people know exactly who you mean. Keith’s approach is described as naturalistic and… Read More